Head Rat

Head Rat

by Tony Bilbow


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In a future BBC, the jewel in Auntie's crown is its new soap, Hackney Wick. Its predecessor, EastEnders, has been snapped up by Rupert Murdoch in a deal so profitable to both parties that it has a page of its own in the Guinness Book of Records. As EastEnders Worldwide, it is a runaway success - now that the actors have been given a crash course in cockerney at the Dick Van Dyke Academy.

Back home all is change. Martin Forrest is BBC Television's Head of Rationalisation. Known - unaffectionately - as Head Rat, his victims are many and his record for undermining and dumbing down the BBC's entire output is appalling and unsurpassed. Wrinklies are out, yoof is in. News readers are young and pretty - the elephant men are now to be seen only on ITV.

Head Rat must go - but who will set the trap?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493514953
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/18/2013
Pages: 342
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Tony Bilbow is a writer, actor and television presenter.
In the 1960s he presented Late Night Line Up on BBC2 in company with Joan Bakewell, Sheridan Morley and Mike Dean. He was also anchorman and film critic for the original Film Night on BBC2.
Tony has written for EastEnders, Please Sir! and The Fenn Street Gang.
He created and wrote The World of Melanie Parker for ITV and received a Writers Guild Award for Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead (BBC Radio) starring Ronnie Barker.
As an actor he starred in The Tony Bilbow Theatre, part of Eric Idle's Rutland Weekend Television series; and in Eddie Monsoon, an episode in the Comic Strip series.
More recently Tony has co-written, with Mike Fentiman, five stage plays for the Incognito Theatre Group.

Tony lives in London.

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